Funny place names

YOURS (UK) - - Your Letters - Mary Wil­liams, Powys

Fol­low­ing a re­cent let­ter about funny street and place names we asked for read­ers to get in con­tact if you had some, too. Be­low are just a few of the many we re­ceived.

Fol­low­ing on from reader Hazel’s pic­ture of the place name Bed­lam, we ar­rived here but what would be the point of go­ing down this lane?

Heather McEwen, Nor­wich

My fam­ily and I go through a vil­lage in Wilt­shire called Tid­dly­wink. We all have a laugh as it only has eight cot­tages. I won­der if they play the board game?

Diane Carke, Bris­tol

I stayed with my grand­chil­dren at a B&B in a small vil­lage called No Place just out­side Beamish. In the same area I also stayed at a mo­tel in Dear Me and my late great aunt lived in Quack­ing Houses. All these are in County Durham.

Mrs Hughes, Col­wyn Bay

Pity Me in County Durham comes to mind. Vera Jack, Tyne and Wear

I find place names very in­ter­est­ing and the his­tory of how they got their names. In my Powys area we have Clat­ter, Stepa­side and Knockin!

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